This is new to me.

From the article:

From 1928 until 1932, the giant character balloons were released at the end of the parade route. A New York Times article from 1928 noted how Sarg was on hand to direct the release of the balloons as they sailed off into the sky with “peculiar gyrations and almost life-like expressions.” A report from 1931 describes a blue hippopotamus being swept away “within inches of the Empire State Building” before heading west toward Brooklyn. A dragon balloon was spotted “sailing merrily over the Battery in the direction of Governors Island.” A release valve was added to the balloons to allow for a slow leak of air, allowing them to stay aloft for up to a week after the parade. In 1928, a character balloon was found in Greenville, Connecticut, nearly 160 miles from where it was originally released.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

“Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures)
“Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures)
“Maestro” (Netflix)
“Past Lives” (A24)
“The Zone of Interest” (A24)
“Anatomy of a Fall” (Neon)

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

“Barbie” (Warner Bros.)
“Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures)
“American Fiction” (MGM)
“The Holdovers” (Focus Features)
“May December” (Netflix)
“Air” (Amazon MGM Studios)

Best Director, Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper — “Maestro”
Greta Gerwig — “Barbie”
Yorgos Lanthimos — “Poor Things”
Christopher Nolan — “Oppenheimer”
Martin Scorsese — “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Celine Song — “Past Lives”


My girlfriend and I have tried to watch all the Oscar nominees every year, but we’re way behind on these. Of course not all of these will get nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, so I may hold off until those nominations. The “Best Director” nominations above are probably a better indicator of the potential Oscar nominees. I’m not really interested in Barbie. I am interested in Killers of the Flower Moon, but haven’t summoned up the ambition to tackle it yet because it’s so damned long. I have seen only Oppenheimer, Maestro, Poor Things, and The Holdovers.

I know of nudity in Poor Things (Emma Stone), Oppenheimer (Florence Pugh), and May December (Natalie Portman – probably movie magic rather than real flesh).

I don’t know whether this is new, but I don’t think so. A massive drop of her pics and vids was reported several years ago, and I think this “new” one looks the same as some of the older material. (Although, to be fair, I know nothing about this whole scene.)

I didn’t really know who she was before today, or maybe I used to know but had forgotten. Vulture is very impressed with her.